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What is expected of a live in carer?

Live in carer responsibilities

A live-in carer provides round-the-clock support to individuals who need it most. Perhaps they are older and need help around the house. Or they may live with a complex condition and need assistance attending medical appointments. Whatever the reason, a live-in carer has many responsibilities and really does make a difference in people’s lives. They ultimately care for individuals so they can live independently at home.

Personal care

Personal care is essential for individuals as it promotes good hygiene, prevents illnesses and the spread of infection. Plus, it also has a positive impact on your mental well-being.

Live-in carers can support with different aspects of personal care, including bathing, dressing, changing incontinence pads, foot care and oral hygiene. They can also help with applying make-up, hair care and shaving. Whatever your requirements, live-in carers will always respect your dignity.


Loneliness is becoming a growing concern among older people, which impacts their mental well-being and can lead to health issues such as weight loss. Having a companion can make a huge difference and is a role that live-in carers naturally fit into.

Not only do live-in carers provide support around the home, but they also become a pillar of support for many individuals. They provide a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on and valuable companionship. Whether you need to talk about your day, discuss the news or reminisce about childhood memories, carers become the companions you need.

Housekeeping duties

If you or your loved one struggles to do the laundry, wash the dishes, fold the clothes or change the bedding, a live-in carer can help manage and maintain household duties. They can also assist with vacuuming, cleaning the bathroom, and ironing. Whatever you need help with, having a live-in carer will help make life easier to manage.

Complex care

Live-in carers are trained to provide complex care for individuals who live with a chronic or long-term health condition. This can include stroke, spinal cord injury, stoma care and Parkinson’s. So whether you have just been discharged from the hospital or have been living with a complex condition since birth, a live-in carer will provide the care you need to help manage your symptoms.

This type of care differs from regular home care as it may need medical intervention from healthcare professionals and clinical support. This way, our carers can ensure our customers have the right support required to help them live well.

For added reassurance, clinical support and training is provided by regional clinical lead nurses, so our carers are taught by real experts in the field.

Supporting you out and about

We understand how important it is for individuals to go out and explore the community. It really boosts your mood. This is one of the many reasons live-in carers take customers to social activities, medical appointments, community classes and much more. They can even assist customers on holidays, so they don’t miss out on travelling.

Contact us for live-in care

At Helping Hands, our live-in care service allows you or your loved one to receive 24-hour support and enjoy the fruits of staying at home. All our carers are compassionate and friendly individuals who genuinely go the extra mile for all our customers.

We do our best to partner you or your loved one with someone who shares the same hobbies and interests as you. We ensure we take the time to get to know you, your history, likes and dislikes so we can find the perfect carer.

If you would like to arrange live-in care, then call our customer advisors today. Or you can request a callback and we will call you back as soon as possible.

Page reviewed by Carole Kerton-Church, Regional Clinical Lead on January 18, 2023